Botox, or botulinum toxin type A, is a protein toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria (botulinum toxin). The purified toxin effectively reduces the secretion of acetylcholine, which conducts neuromuscular transmission responsible for the appearance of wrinkles, sagging eyelids and reducing the overall tension of the skin. Today, both men and women can easily get rid of facial wrinkles and look much younger. Botox injection is a modern and one of the most popular methods of non-surgical correction.
How does botox work – wrinkle removal?
Thanks to the use of botox for the elimination of wrinkles, you can expect smoothing or reducing wrinkles within 6 weeks to even 6 months after the procedure. The effects depend not only on the amount of Botox injected, but also on the location and individual characteristics of the person. To undergo such a procedure, you need to choose an aesthetic medicine clinic where a cosmetologist uses high-class Botox. The injection performed by an experienced specialist works only on muscle fragments: it relaxes them and the skin looks smoother and more natural.
For whom is Botox indicated?
Botox is the most commonly used aesthetic medicine treatment for removing wrinkles. Every year, many services are provided using botulinum toxin, which allows you to stop the aging process of the skin. Indications for the use of Botox in cosmetology is the correction of mimic wrinkles, i.e. those that can occur even at a young age due to the mobility of facial muscles in places of their constant activity. These are the areas around the eyes, on the bridge of the nose, on the forehead, that is, where facial expression works most effectively. And here the ability of botulinum toxin to relax the muscles is very useful: the product is injected into the muscle and blocks the transmission channel of nerve impulses. The muscle stops receiving the signals that contract it. The skin above it is smoothed and wrinkles disappear.
Which wrinkles are eliminated by the botox treatment?
- Horizontal wrinkles on the forehead and vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows
- Nose-fold furrows
- Wrinkles in the corners of the eyes – crow’s feet
- Oblique wrinkles on the lateral surfaces of the nose
- Vertical wrinkles above and below the lips
- Nasolabial folds, vertical and horizontal wrinkles on the neck
- Smooth eyelid wrinkles.
What does the Botox procedure involve?
The dose of botulinum toxin is selected individually and depends on the depth of wrinkles and their number. To determine the injection site, in the beauty salon, the patient is asked to frown or smile, at which point the corresponding muscle is well felt. In some patients (most men and some women) the muscle in the forehead can be very wide, creating a deep and long furrow, requiring additional botox injections. The effect exerted by the administered preparation becomes visually noticeable 4-6 days after the end of the procedure. The maximum therapeutic effect is manifested already at the end of the second week.
Benefits of botox to eliminate wrinkles
Removing wrinkles with botox is a minimally invasive method, which in practice means that the patient is not forced to adjust the day to the procedure in order to prepare specially or go through the recovery period. Excessive physical exertion, facial massage and exercise should be avoided for several hours. For extremely sensitive people, it is necessary to apply an anesthetic cream in some areas before starting the procedure. However, there is no need to fear pain. Botox injections are not among the procedures that cause severe pain.
Many factors negatively affect the condition of the skin around the eyes:
- Long work at the computer
- Staying in an atmosphere of stress, lack of sleep
- Dry air, exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
It is extremely difficult to care for the skin of the eyes, because it is very thin and delicate. Thanks to the Botox injection procedure, young skin on the face can be regained. Mimic wrinkles around the eyes are smoothed, the upper eyelid lifts.
Cosmetologists use botox to model the lips, which allows you to achieve the following results:
- Raising the lowered corners of the mouth
- Adjusting the shape of the lower and upper lip
- Visual increase in the volume of the lips
- Smooth nasolabial folds.
The mechanism of action of botox
It is related to the prolonged blockade of the transmission of impulses from the nerve endings to the muscle fibers, which leads to permanent local relaxation of the facial muscles and, as a result, to the disappearance or reduction of facial wrinkles.
- Small facial wrinkles disappear in 100% of cases
- Deep wrinkles and folds on the face – in 70% of cases.
Botulinum toxin injections to eliminate facial wrinkles is a procedure that can only be performed by cosmetologists with special training and experience in performing such injections. The decision on the possibility of using the treatment for a specific person is made during a specialist consultation. Facial expressions after using Botox become more calm and controlled. The face does not turn into a mask, it does not lose its clarity.